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Book signing with legendary jazz guitarist Pat Martino at Chris’ Jazz Cafe, November 25th, 8pm & 10pm

Saturday, November 26th, 8pm & 10pm

Join us at Chris’ Jazz Cafe with legendary guitarist Pat Martino, for the launch of his autobiography, Here and Now!  Pat Martino and his quartet will perform Friday and Saturday night at 8pm & 10pm.  Tickets are required.  The Spiral Bookcase will be selling books at the event.

Read about Pat Martino’s new album and autobiography in the Philadelphia City Paper.

Chris’ Jazz Cafe
1421 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19109

Reading Rainbow on Late Night

Jimmy Fallon (as Jim Morrison) performs an amazing rendition of the Reading Rainbow theme

Book Signing and Reading with fantasy author Jennifer Allis Provost

Sunday, November 20th, 12-2pm

Book Signing and Reading with fantasy author Jennifer Allis Provost.  Jennifer will read excerpts from her latest book, “Heir to the Sun.”  Visit her website at


Love Dies Book Launch Party at Campbell’s Place with author Timothy Sheard

Love Dies by Timothy SheardSaturday, November 19th, 5-7pm

Love Dies Book Launch Party.  Join us at Campbell’s Place in Chestnut Hill to celebrate Timothy Sheard’s latest book release.  The Spiral Bookcase will be selling books at the event.
Campbell’s Place, 2nd floor
8337 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia

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“WAKE” — A New Literary Series

Friday, November 18th, 7-9pm

Announcing the first installment in a new literary series, WAKE — a reading of thrilling stories and poems performed by their attractive authors Continue reading

It’s moustache season

 It’s Movember, the month formerly known as November, which is dedicated to growing moustaches and raising awareness and funds for men’s health. Adam from The Spiral Bookcase has joined the movement and will be donating his upper lip to the cause for 30 days. Hopefully this month of moustache-growing will spark conversations, or at least generate some laughs; all in the name of raising vital awareness and funds for cancers affecting men.


Roxborough (Images of America) Book Signing with author Deborah Del Collo

Saturday, October 15th, 4pm – 6pm

A recent addition to the Images of America series, Deborah Del Collo’s new Roxborough book is packed with stunning facts and images from northwest Philadelphia’s historic Roxborough neighborhood.

Signed copies are now available for purchase at The Spiral Bookcase.

Open Poetry Reading

Friday, January 13th, 7:30pm

Open poetry reading organized by the Dead Bards of Philadelphia, for those with a love of language and [of course] poetry. Meet & greet begins at 7:30pm, readings at 8:00pm.

History Discussion: Philadelphia’s Lost Waterfront

Friday, September 30th, 6pm – 8pm

Harry Kyriakodis will be sharing a fascinating discussion and slide show presentation of this lost history and signing copies of his book,Philadelphia’s Lost Waterfront. Don’t miss this special event!

Summary from Publisher: The wharves and docks of William Penn’s city that helped build a nation are gone-lost to the onslaught of more than three hundred years of development. Yet the bygone streets and piers of Philadelphia’s central waterfront were once part of the greatest trade center in the American colonies. Local historian Harry Kyriakodis chronicles the history of the city’s original port district, from Quaker settlers who first lived in caves along the Delaware and the devastating yellow fever epidemic of 1793 to its heyday as a maritime center and the twentieth century, which saw much of the historic riverfront razed. Join Kyriakodis as he strolls Front Street, Delaware Avenue and Penn’s Landing to rediscover the story of Philadelphia’s lost waterfront.